Sunday, March 29, 2009

If only...

It must be the warmer weather lately that's been making me think of the very first store in SL that I fell in love with - Surf Co.  When I went back today, I remembered why I loved it so much; the styles are fun and cute and the hand drawn textures are still fabulous.  

Hair:  ETD - Chel in Elika's Brown
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale in nacre
Eyes:  Poetic Colors - Easter Lilac (from Bunny Hop hunt)
Sweater:  Surf Co. - Couture Sweater in moss
Tee:  Magi Take - Japanese Tee Aranami Wave Brown
Shorts:  So Many Styles - Cute Shorts in khaki (free)
Sneakers:  Magi Take - Sports Sneaker in green
Bag:  Surf Co. - Croissant Bag in natural
Visor:  Mezzo - Sun Visor in pink
Pose 1:  Pididdle - The Quiet Things
Pose 2:  Twosome - Easygoing
Pose 3:  Penny Dreadful Arcade - Regina Spektor 1

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pickles in the birdhouse

DP Serendipity recently released the love version of the Luna di miele lingerie. As always, the hand painted textures and details are beautiful and the color combinations are fresh and spring-like.  The heart on the back of the panties is adorable!

Hair:  Maitreya - Piper II and Faye in caramel
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Dazzle Eyes in natural green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Lingerie:  DP Serendipity - Luna di miele love ver. in green, rose, purple, & salmon
Shoes:  ETD - Starley Pumps in silver and pink
Ring:  SyDS - Pastel Flower Ring
Pose 1:  LOTTA - std model102
Pose 2:  LAP - Kewtie Pie
Pose 3:  Fantasista - Don't look me (free)
Pose 4:  Taisaya - ran46 (from behind)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gap-toothed smile

One of my RFL Clothing Fair purchases was the Savvy dress by eLDee.  I liked the whole dress, but was particularly drawn in by the top part of it.  When I combined it with pants, I loved it so much that I contacted Lilyana Dryke and asked if she'd be willing to make it in other layers so it can be worn as a separate shirt.  She agreed and even said she'd make other colors of it.  They're not out yet, but I'm looking forward to when they are.  In other newness, Cherry came out with really nice slingbacks (my pictures don't do they justice) and my favorite ring store, SyDS, came out with a ruby version of the chocolate flower ring.

Hair:  Docomo - hunt gift (no longer available)
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Dazzle Eyes in light green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  eLDee - Savvy RFL CF exclusive (part of dress)
Pants:  Pink Outfitters - Director High Waist Pants in Cream
Shoes:  Cherry - Bow Slingbacks in black
Flower:  eLDee - Savvy RFL CF exclusive (part of dress; slightly modified & worn on pelvis)
Bracelets:  Sway's Creations - Heart Bangles in gold
Ring:  SyDS - Ruby Chocolate Flower Ring
Poses:  Vain Inc. - Doll Me Up 2, Elle1, Velvet3

Monday, March 23, 2009

She cried spaghetti tears

BP* released new cuteness yesterday in the form of these flare jeans.  I like the way they slightly turn up at the bottom, showing a bit of the checked pattern. I didn't take a picture from behind, but they also make the bum look really cute. Each pair comes with a choice of three colors for the checked pockets and leg flares.

Hair:  ETD - Peyton in Elika's Brown
Skin:  YS&YS - AdrianaRel  Smokey Natural with hairbase in nut
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Tee:  Maitreya - Banksy Flowers in beige
Shirt:  Dutch Touch - Lizz Top Strapless in maroon brown
Jeans:  BP* - Flare Leg Jeans in indigo
Sneakers:  Urban Bomb Unit - PornStar Hi-tops
Earrings:  Flirt - Fragile! Disc Earrings
Necklace:  Vintage Wear - Wayfarer Charm Necklace (free)
Pose 1:  I can't remember
Pose 2:  LAP - Not Listening
Pose 3:  LAP - Fresh New

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Back he isn't

Today's outfit was put together around the new Vixie Chocolate Pearl Necklace from KessKreations.  My pictures don't do justice to this lovely piece, particularly the details on the front toggle clasp.  The ring, KessKreations' gold gift at the Armoire hunt, comes with a necklace and matching earrings and is just as pretty as the necklace.  I believe today is the last day of the hunt, so hurry down if you want this set.  The skin I'm wearing is part of the latest release from YourSkin & YourShape.  It is a new version of the Adriana skin that comes with a hairbase for a more natural hairline.  All the poses in this post are from Penny Dreadful Arcade.  I went there for the first time this weekend and am in love with all the poses.

Hair:  ETD - Yvette in Elika's Brown
Skin:  YS&YS - AdrianaRel Eyeliner Rose Freckles, Hairbase Nut
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  MichaMi - Fearne in coffee
Tank:  Ibizarre - Shimmy Top in aqua
Pants:  Pink Outfitters - Producer Pants in wild pink
Shoes:  Cherry - Classic Pumps in hot pink
Necklace:  KessKreations - Vixie Chocolate Pearl Necklace
Ring:  KessKreations - Chocolate Pearl Michelle Ring (Armoire Gold Hunt gift)
Poses:  PDA - Orwell Liberty Dance, Olive Drab Spectre, Blue Oyster Cult

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I am green today

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hair:  Truth - Amber in fudge
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale smoky
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  Kurotsubaki - OCS Butterfly
Pants:  Elephant Outfitters - Journey Tweed Slacks in white
Shoes:  LOTTA - Dorothy in white
Earrings:  VG Republic - Resin Candy Ring Earrings
Ring:  Surf Co. - Big Heart Jeweled Vintage Ring - Lodi
Shamrock Mug:  BP* (part of group gift)
Pose 1:  LAP - Barbie 10
Pose 2:  Kru's Boutique - Mode35
Pose 3:  LOTTA - Model024

Monday, March 16, 2009

Taking the scenic route

When this dress from Ume Mode was first released, the weather was still wintery and it felt too early to wear it.  After a warm, spring-like weekend, however, it feels like the perfect spring dress to wear with a tee underneath.

Hair:  Maitreya - Piper II in caramel
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Dress:  Ume Mode - Natural Dress in plum
Tee:  Calmera - God T (free)
Shoes:  Ordinary - Short Leather Boots in dark suede (lucky board item)
Necklace:  Love Soul - Chinese Noodles (TMRHE gift)
Pose 1:  LAP - Back to the Wall
Pose 2:  Pididdle - Relativity
Pose 3:  LOTTA - Models096
Pose 4:  Twosome - Easygoing

Sunday, March 15, 2009

And so it goes

Last week I received the Female Bloggers poses from Dove Swanson of Long Awkward Pose as part of her Blogger Appreciation Program.  This made me realize that as essential as poses are to my photos, I've never dedicated a post to them or even mentioned them within the body of a post.  When I think about how much I love poses and how I can spend more time trying to find the perfect pose for an outfit than it takes me to put the outfit together in the first place, I wonder why I have been so neglectful.  As much as any article of clothing, poses can instantly convey the mood of an outfit or post... they can express certain nuances that would take many words to describe and end up detracting from the post or boring the reader to death.  With that in mind, I decided to dedicate today's post (and hopefully future ones if I can figure out a better presentation of them) to some of my favorite poses.  

No pose collection would be complete without poses from LAP.  While it would be impossible to choose my favorite LAP pose, I went with what I consider my LBD (little black dress) of poses - Fierce Carrie from the SLex and the City collection.  If it weren't for a need for variety, I'd use this pose in every post.  I like how it conveys attitude through such a simple stance.  I also love Twosome poses for their quirkiness; Aw Really? is my all-time favorite.  Although I usually prefer cute/quirky/silly poses, I really like Cool #05 from C'est la vie because of its silhouette and the angle of the right leg (similar to Aw Really?'s). I've never used the Giselle poses from Elisa, but bought the full pack because of how lovely they are. 

Pose 1:  Elisa - Giselle3
Pose 2:  LAP - Fierce Carrie
Pose 3:  C'est la vie - Cool Pose #05
Pose 4:  Twosome - Aw Really?
Skin & eyes:  Imagen - Mannequin Dollarbie
Outfit:  Pig - Holiday Sheila (gift)
Shoes:  Maitreya - Slinky Stilettos in silver

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Elvis was tattooed on her thigh

This is a cute and simple dress I got at BomBon.  It comes with an optional striped and plain white tee to wear underneath.  There is a free pink version of this dress at the new Plod location.

Hair:  Maitreya - Faye in caramel
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale nacre
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Dress:  BomBon - Reba Dress in blue
Shirt:  BomBon - Border shirt (comes with Reba Dress)
Shoes:  ETD - Buckle Ballet Flats in plum
Necklace:  Twosome - Lollypop Necklace in gray
Ring:  SyDS - Love Bird Ring
Pose 1:  LAP - Gutsy
Pose 2:  Twosome - Swoosh
Pose 3:  LAP - Back to the Wall

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Queen bee wannabees

Despite the cold temperature and snow yesterday, I was in the mood to wear something springy and girly today.  This skirt from Cover Girl is both those things... and makes me want to skip, jump, and twirl around in an empty field.  It comes on two layers and with two versions - the one I'm wearing below and a chiffon one.

Hair:  Maitreya - Sun in natural blond
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Vest:  Thimbles - In-VEST-ment in gold-brown
Tee:  Momo - Candy Tee brown (SLS Candy Shop hunt gift)
Bottom of tee:  DP Serendipity - NO NAME (tinted and worn on pants layer)
Skirt:  Cover Girl - Souffle in green (pants worn on underwear layer)
Shoes:  ETD - Buckle Ballet Flats in brown
Headband:  Chicoco - Flower Katsusha in gold green
Necklace:  Twosome - Sophisticated Necklace in yellow
Ring:  SyDS - Leopard Ring
Pose 1:  Bisketz Holid4y - Walk in the Rain
Pose 2:  Twosome - Aw really?
Pose 3:  LAP - The Express (boy pose)
Pose 4:  LAP - F-Blogger10 - Primskirt

Monday, March 9, 2009

Faded wallpaper

"Did you ever think I'm not that into you?" is the second tee in DP Serendipity's new line of Attitude Love Tees.  The message is a sassy response to the wildly popular book and now movie, "He's Just Not That Into You." Although it's considered a t-shirt, I like the versatility this style offers.  It comes with two versions - with and without the saying - on all clothing layers and is available in eight colors.

Skin:  YourSkin & YourShape - Isabeau green gold freckles
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes

Outfit 1
Hair:  Truth - Wendy in fudge
Shirt:  DP Serendipity - Not Into You in green
Skirt:  Ume Mode - Flower Print Skirt in autumn (group gift)
Scarf:  BareRose Tokyo - Sadie Brown Scarf (part of outfit)
Boots:  Maitreya - Bloom in olive
Earrings:  Kraftika - No 121 Earrings in green
Bracelet:  U&R Dogs - Sweet Wrapping Bracelet (free)
Pose:  Juicy - Model 5

Outfit 2
Hair:  ETD - Laine in Elika's Brown
Shirt:  DP Serendipity - Not Into You in brown
Jeans:  DP Serendipity & WMD - "Ronin" Hara Jeans Low Rise
Shoes:  ETD - Starley Pumps in teal
Necklace:  HPMD - Pendant Duck (group gift)
Ring:  Bebe - Turquoise Ring
Pose:  Kiitos - FPH (free)

Outfit 3
Hair:  Truth - Missy in walnut
Shirt:  DP Serendipity - Not Into You in navy
Tee:  DP Serendipity - Love Comes and Goes With Stripe in orange
Jeans:  Yui's Favorite Things - NI MU Pants
Socks:  Corduroy - Argyle Socks in white/gray
Shoes:  ETD - Starley Pumps in spice
Mustache:  (Made by Saneharu Yoshikawa) -  Dansyaku Hige vol 1 in brown
Pose:  C'est la vie - #05 Cool 

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Call me Almondine

Love comes... and goes.  That's the saying on one of DP Serendipity's new Attitude Love Tees.  Masuri Dryke created these tees to inspire confidence and acceptance of the ever complicated and changing nature of Love.  The Love Comes and Goes tee comes with two versions (stripes and without stripes) on all layers and is available in seven colors.  In collaboration with Maruko Sakigake of WMD, DP Serendipity also released these low rise jeans in regular and ripped (worn below) versions.  In skin newness, YourSkin released three new skins.  I am wearing the Isabeau skin with freckles.  I really like this lighter skin tone and expect to wear it frequently.  I saw these glasses on Better Imagined by Abra and immediately ran out to get them for myself. So cute!! 

Skin:  YourSkin & YourShape - Isabeau green gold freckles
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green

Outfit 1
Hair:  Maitreya - Piper II in caramel
Sweater:  So Many Styles - Long Cardigan in green (part of outfit)
Tee:  DP Serendipity - Love Comes and Goes Tee in white
Jeans:  DP Serendipity & WMD - "Ronin" Hara Jeans Low Rise Ripped
Boots:  Truth - Foxley Boot (group gift)
Necklace:  Mezzo - Square Long Necklace in gold (lucky board item)
Ring:  SyDS - Blue Bird Ring in gold
Glasses:  2g - C11OH
Pose 1:  (I can't remember, but probably LAP)
Pose 2:  LAP - I Do Declare

Outfit 2
Hair:  Magika Hair - Sneaky in blonde
Long Sleeved Tee:  DP Serendipity - NO NAME
Tee:  DP Serendipity - Love Comes and Goes Tee in green
Pants:  DP yumyum - Blanket Check Pants in green
Tie:  Freak Boutique - School Daze Tie in paisley (tinted)
Sneakers:  Urban Bomb Unit - PornStar Hi-Tops
Ring:  Mezzo - Skull & Colorful Gem Ring
Pose 3:  Tuli - Attitude 3
Pose 4:  AnnaH - Back Look

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bean stew

I got this sweater today from NWYD as a store opening gift.  I'm not really sure how the rest of the outfit happened... I just sort of ended up in it.

Hair:  ETD - Peyton in Elika's Brown
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Sweater:  NWYD - Flower Knit & Shirt (opening gift)
Tee:  Marble - 7T in orange
Pants:  Pink Outfitters - Director High Waist Pants in cream
Belt:  Cherry - Open Heart Belt in black
Shoes:  Periquita - Tie Me Up Dollys in orange
Earrings:  YourSkin & YourShape - Wooden Earrings
Plant:  Mismatch - Daisy Pot
Pose 1:  LAP - Gotchur Number
Pose 2:  LAP - Official LAP Pose
Pose 3:  LAP - Bashful

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Olive pits

I'm a bit grumpy.  It bothers me that I cannot get jewelry to look good in my pictures. It looks the best when my graphic settings are on low, but everything else looks worse that way.  I'm sure you don't want to listen to me complain (or worse - whine!), so I'll keep this post short. 

Hair:  Kin - Mira in black
Skin:  YourSkin & YourShape - Chiara Reloaded in autumn red
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Dress:  So Many Styles - Lacy Dress in black-beige (part of outfit)
Jacket:  BareRose Tokyo - Sadie Jacket in brown (part of outfit)
Shoes:  Armidi Gisaci - Vidalia Pumps in metallic noir
Necklace:  U&R Dogs - Cyerny Necklace
Earrings:  YourSkin & YourShape - Onyx Earrings (from Onyx Set)
Ring:  SyDS - Gold Cobweb Ring
Bag:  House of Heart - Leather Clutch in black

Monday, March 2, 2009

Whiskey in the morning

While change can be exciting, there can be comfort in familiarity; that is the case with today's outfit.  I've been trying on so many skins and hairs lately that I'm starting not to know what I like and don't like.  Although I may not have worn all of these particular pieces of clothing before, the overall look feels familiarly comfortable, like a favorite pair of old, worn-out jeans on a snowy day.  Hmm... maybe I'll wait until it stops snowing before I venture out to buy a new pair.

Hair:  Maitreya - Piper II in caramel
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Sweater:  Dutch Touch - Knitted Short Cardigan with Hoodie in blue
Tee:  Magi Take - Japanese Tee Aranami Wave in brown
Skirt:  MNK Shop - Chiffon Skirt in brown **nikukyu**
Socks:  Rosso - Scull Tights in ivory
Boots:  ETD - Rain Boots in pink
Ring:  SyDS - Chocolate Flower Ring
Necklace & Arm Band:  Kusshon - Silverware Necklace & Bracelet (free)
Headphones: ChibiTech - Phonez (free)
Robot:  ChibiTech - Microbot (free)
Pose 1:  Snookys Poses - snook model
Pose 2:  LOTTA - Model049